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22 FRIDAY. AUGUST26- MONDAY. AUGUST29, 2011 NEWS Andrew Staton files paperwork for 6th District By IVrelissa Steele melissasteele@capegazette.com Beach Realtor and resident Andrew "Andy" Staton an- nounced Aug. 25 that he is run- ning for the newly created Dis- trict 6 Senate seat. "I have filed my campaign committee papers for the state Senate because I have a plan to create jobs, address the long- term needs of our residents and stimulate the economic engine in the 6th District," the 39-year-old Democrat said. The region's lack of public transportation, medical serv- ices and af- fordable long- term-care fa- cilities for sen- ior citizens are some of the is- Andrew Staton sues Staton said he plans to address. "If we wrap our arms around these issues, we will have an en- / vironme t that encourages job able housing, and identif oppor- creation, allows our aging com- tunities for public and]private munity stay in the district and transportation services aM part- allows otlr children to be trained nerships. and edqcated in a variety of Staton is a full-time Realtor fields to upport these needs and and leads the Andy Statolt GroUp live where they have grown up." - which in 2011 perform in the In particular; he said he would top 2 percent of all Susse Coun- establisha business-friendly tax ty agents, he said. He named structure for healthcare-based the 2010-11 Realtor of Year businesses, work with the county and serves as chairman]for the and statg planning offices on Delaware Real Estate Cpmmis- policies fpr long-term care facili- by Gov. Jack Markell. ties and accessible and afford- sion, to which he was appointed Extreme Continued from page 14 Schell's Rebecca Fluharty was the point person for the design work that was approved by ABC. Schell is stressing the impor- tance of an endowment - the first of its kind in the show's his- tory - to cover operating costs of the complex. Even with a solar system to keep electrical costs to a bare minimum, there will still be other utility expenses. With a goal of $300,000, Schell said, another $125,000 is needed. "We have to reach the goal by re- veal day so it can be used on the show. If we do it, it's the most money ever raised by a commu- nity." He said all donors of at least $500 would be recognized in full-page advertisements in the Cape Gazette. "We need some people to step up with large amounts," Schell said. To inspire people to donate, Schell Brothers will match total donations Up to $20,000 if the donations are received by Friday, Aug. 26. For more information on mak- ing a donation go to schellbroth- ers.com. Lewes Continued from page 21 erty acquisition. Although most of the byway is within Lewes city limits, some lies in areas of unincorporated Sussex County. She said it is important for citi- zens to be involved in develop- ment of the plan, and for the committee to consult and coordi- nate with county officials. "The nice thing about the by- ways program is that people in Lewes are very supportive of it," Van Gilder said. She said the committee is working with a citi- zen focus group discussing the final byway component, Cape Henlopen Drive, and gateway en- trance designs for each byway street. The byway program is de- signed to preserve, enhance and protect scenic vistas and historic landscapes showing the area as some place special, said Mark Chura, executive director of Delaware Greenways, a nonprof- it organization that conserves and protects open space, helps create livable communities and works to preserve scenic land- scapes. The Lewes Scenic and Historic Byway is Delaware's fourth, in- cluding Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway and Red Clay Val- ley Scenic Byway, both in New Castle County, and the Route 9 Coastal Heritage Scenic Byway that stretches from New Castle County to Kent County, south of Dover. Last spring, DelDOT approved Lewes' application to designate a scenic and historic byway. The Federal Highway Admin- istration and DelDOT adminis- ter the state's bywayprogram. The six roads that make up Lewes' byway form a continuous network of land and sea gate- ways to the city. Other projects receiving grants include: $521,000 for envi- ronmental planning for the Garasches Lane project, con- necting Business US 13 to US 13 in Wilmington; $300,000 for bridge construction using inno- vative pre-stressed concrete beams on West Avenue Railroad over Isaac Branch in Wyoming; $271,400 to improve signs and safety indicators along Delaware byways; and $92,339 for assis- tance in planning Hometown Overlay District in Greenville. Basic Obedience Classes: Beginning 8/31 & 9/3 Advanced Classes (CGC): Beginning 9/3 AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day on 9/17 ABC Certified Dog Trainer, ABC Mentor, CGC Evaluator Call 302.236.2497 for details, www.klOtraining.com ALSO AVAILABLE: GROOMING SERVICES (WE COIVlE TO YOU)